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Harvest on the Harbor announces the Top of the Crop Chefs

Harvest on the Harbor announces the Top of the Crop Chefs

The Convention + Visitors Bureau, host of Maine's premier food and wine experience, Harvest on the Harbor, has selected four local chefs to participate in the Top of the Crop: Best Farm to Table Restaurant competition.  Eric Flynn, executive chef at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport; Jeff Landry, executive chef and owner of The Farmer's Table in Portland; Shannon Bard, executive chef and part owner of Zapoteca in Portland, and Kevin Walsh, executive chef at Earth at Hidden Pond, will compete on October 25 during Harvest on the Harbor for the title of Maine's Best Farm to Table Restaurant .

The four chefs were selected based on their farm to table philosophy, relati

Mumford & Sons, or What We Did For Our Anniversary

Mumford & Sons, or What We Did For Our Anniversary

Mr. Page Turner and His Bride celebrated 16 years of matrimony this weekend.  Did Mumford & Sons come to town because they heard about it??? 

Come in see my photo diary of the weekend - First Friday Art Walk in Portland, plus the big Gentleman of the Road extravaganza.  Enjoy!  READ MORE.

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

SIS Scenic Maine Photo Contest Promoted via Facebook™

Opportunity to Win a Prize and Select a Local Charity to Receive a Donation

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

To enter our Maine Scenic Photo contest, you can post up to 5 photos now through June 8, 2012. We’ll select our favorite twelve (no more than one per person) that may be chosen for SIS’s 2013 calendar or other print materials and then ask our online social network community to vote for #1. For each vote placed, we will make a $1 donation to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice, up to $300. Plus, the winner gets a $100 gift card! That’s not all!

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

In spite of having seen Gone, Baby, Gone at least three times, it was only recently that a friend told me it was the 4th in a series of six crime thrillers by Dennis Lehane. I swear, I am not living under a rock, but how did I miss this for so long?! Common sense ain’t all that common. Sounds like something Patrick Kenzie might say, a "hard-boiled" private investigator in the very best of the tradition.  Read more.....

 

York County Audubon Presents a Evening Program "Maine Seabird Islands" with Stephanie Martin.

York County Audubon Presents a Evening Program "Maine Seabird Islands" with Stephanie Martin.

March 20, 2012 York County Audubon Presents a Evening Program "Maine Seabird Islands" with Stephanie Martin.

She is the programs coordinator for the non-profit Friends of Maine Seabird Islands. Learn how volunteers work with the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge in its efforts to conserve, protect, and enhance a rich diversity of coastal habitats, seabirds, and other wildlife. Think puffins, terns, razorbills, guillemots, and other seabirds! Since the refuge lands are largely offshore islands that are closed to the public during nesting season, this is a great opportunity to find out what they’re like.

The evening programs are FREE and are held in the Mather Auditorium of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090.

York County Audubon Saco River Birding Field Trip

York County  Audubon Saco River Birding Field Trip

York County  Audubon Field Trip, March 10, 2012 8:30am to 10:30am
Chuck Homler leads a field trip along the Saco River. Meet at the railroad station parking lot on Saco Island at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. We will bird from Water St. to Camp Ellis until about 10:30 unless people want to continue later than that. Looking for Peregrine Falcon, Barrow’s Goldeneyes, Common Mergansers, etc. Start and end times subject to change because of weather, please see web site www.yorkcountyaudubon.org or FMI: Joanne Stevens 207-883-6475

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday
Holiday Craft Fair
Friday Dec. 2nd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
&
Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
@ the Lincoln Street Center Rockland's first indie craft show...
just in time for the holiday.

This will not be the church craft fair that you went to last year...trying to decide between the wooden geese, doilies and the rayon yarn vests in red and green.

This will be the juried creatives fair of Rockland, where artists, artisans, craftspeople, and foodies can sell their wares to folks who are looking for the perfect gift for friends, family and coworkers.  Maybe for themselves, too! 

We will be located in the gym of the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, with over 50 booths!

Questions?